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Russians could face jail for not deleting news judged 'fake'

Russians could face jail for not deleting news judged 'fake'

Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged ‘false’ by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a bill approved by MPs Tuesday in a key second reading.

EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against internet giants like Google and Facebook.

EU copyright war 'a shame', says big tech lobby

EU copyright war 'a shame', says big tech lobby

Tech giants and open-internet activists, not always natural bedfellows, are fighting a proposed copyright law that returns for approval at the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Alibaba's Jack Ma to unveil succession plan next week, remain chairman

Alibaba's Jack Ma to unveil succession plan next week, remain chairman

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's billionaire co-founder Jack Ma will announce a succession plan on Monday to hand the reins of his sprawling empire to a new generation of leaders but will remain executive chairman for the time being.

Qatar global leader in 5G IoT innovation: Ooredoo

Qatar global leader in 5G IoT innovation: Ooredoo

The IoT era is seeing computers integrated into billions of everyday objects, which collect data and communicate real-time insights over ultra-high-speed 5G networks.

Bangladesh detains online activists over protest 'rumours'

Bangladesh detains online activists over protest 'rumours'

Bangladesh police have arrested at least 12 social media activists accused of spreading rumours on Facebook during student protests last week that left about 1,000 people injured, a top official said Thursday.

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.

Qatar’s e-commerce industry set for steady growth: expert

Qatar’s e-commerce industry set for steady growth: expert

Qatar’s e-commerce market is expected to grow from QR4.7bn ($1.3bn) in 2017 to QR12bn ($3.2bn) in the next five years.

EU Parliament rejects controversial copyright law

EU Parliament rejects controversial copyright law

The European Parliament rejected Thursday a highly controversial EU copyright law proposal that has pitted Beatles legend Paul McCartney against internet giants and the creators of Wikipedia.

Google to invest $550 mn in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

Google to invest $550 mn in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the US internet giant's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com.

Turnbull wants Zuckerburg to answer questions in Australia

Turnbull wants Zuckerburg to answer questions in Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would ‘love’ Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to be grilled by Australian lawmakers, he said Thursday, in the wake of revelations the tech giant allowed Chinese smartphone makers access to user data.

Ooredoo pushes forward with 5G network rollout

Ooredoo pushes forward with 5G network rollout

Ooredoo CEO Waleed al-Sayed announced that Katara is officially the second live 5G network site in Qatar.